WAYNE – As a weekend announcement came out of cancelling the remainder of the spring sporting events, most of the baseball and softball teams were on their spring break trips as the final pitcher/player of the week honors were recently posted.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, sophomore pitcher Ryan Obrecht was named the final 2020 Northern Sun Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week Monday afternoon by the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota. WSC went 2-3 at last week’s RussMatt Invitational in Auburndale, Florida. It’s also the second time in his career (4/29/19) that Obrecht received NSIC Pitcher of the Week honors.
A 6-4, 170-pound sophomore right hander from Omaha (Millard North HS), Obrecht fired two-hit ball over five innings in last Wednesday’s 8-0 win over Northern State. He struck out five and walked just one batter while recording eight groundouts and three flyouts in the 21 batters faced.
Obrecht finished the season with a 2-0 record in five appearances with a 1.64 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched.
Senior first baseman Bryce Bisenius also was tabbed under other top performers and had three multi-hit games in three starts. He went 7-for-14 (.500) at the plate with two homers, three RBI and four runs scored. The Des Moines, Iowa native was 3-for-4 with two homers and three runs scored in an 8-0 win over Northern State and also went 2-for-5 vs. Northwood (Mich.) as well as 2-for-5 with a RBI and run scored vs. #14 Ashland (Ohio).
Other Wildcats to receive NSIC accolades this season were Andrew Hanson (2/10/20 & 2/25/20) and CJ Neumann (2/18/20) both player of the week honors.
Wayne State College was 8-7 on the season when the NSIC announced Sunday evening that 2020 spring activities were cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
This weeks NSIC Player of the Week went to junior outfielder Cam Kline of Minnesota State-Mankato.